One of the most memorable experiences and highlight of my trip to Egypt was a 4×4 safari through the black and white deserts of Bahariya about 400kms from Cairo. With it’s impressive limestone formations shaped like giant mushrooms and animals. The richness and variety of Egyptian landscape is endless. Camping under a near full moon [...]
Some photos for a little assignment I did recently focusing on how tourists interact with the surroundings at the Louvre Museum.
Some photos of my trip over the weekend to Lyon. Apart from the usual touristy spots such as the Lyon Basilique Notre-Dame, I also checked out a museum called the Abode of Chaos. [ Demeure du Chaos) is a Museum of Contemporary Art located in Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or, a small town in the vicinity of Lyon, France. It is a [...]
If you are in Tokyo and looking for some cheap ,new, used or second-hand camera shops, I suggest going to Nakano. There’s one street in Nakano which has a variety of camera shops that sell bargain camera bodies, lenses, film and digital cameras and a a large range of accessories. Actually there’s only one shop [...]
I’d like to share this information with everyone because I believe the sharing of know-how and information which may lead to another person’s success is also crucial to one’s personal success. Of course, much like a magician such as David Blaine or Criss Angel, there are certain tricks that they wouldn’t divulge so I can’t [...]
I just happen to be around Shibuya’s Hikarie with my DSLR during its Grand Opening week so decided to scope inside the new building and take some shots. Here are some photos from the first days of the Shibuya Hikarie grand opening. The article below is from JapanToday. “A new 34-floor commercial complex called Shibuya [...]
The cherry blossom season is among us and unfortunately this year, hay fever has hit me. Here are some snaps from around my neighborhood area, Jiyugaoka. I’m trying to still enjoy the hanami season.
One of the most unusual festivals in Japan is the Kanamara Festival that occurs every year in Kawasaki in April. It is centered around the reproductive organs. From Wikipedia: “The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (かなまら祭り ”Festival of the Steel Phallus”) is held each spring at the Kanayama shrine (金山神社) in Kawasaki, Japan. The exact dates vary: the main festivities fall on the first Sunday in [...]
I have a love affair with seedy places. Maybe I’m trying too hard to be like Daido Moriyama. Anyway, if you’re ever around the Yokohama area, I’d recommend taking a walk around Koganecho, Isezakicho and rounding up at Kannai. Koganecho post WWII was an area known for prostitution and brothels. These days those one room [...]
Better late than never. Here are a few snaps from the Sapporo snow festival. Straight out of the camera. I arrived in Sapporo the first night, staying at a capsule hotel. It was snowing and decided to go for a walk around the infamous red light district of Susukino. There were some small sculptures along [...]
In February 2011, equipped with a new carbon-fibre tripod given to me by my brother, I traveled to Cambodia with the goal of shooting the sunrise at Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building. This was a place that I’ve been longing to go to for a long time. Since I brought my tripod along, I [...]
On Dec 9th, 2011 I departed Tokyo for Minami-soma, Fukushima with four other volunteers. The mission was organized by Dimitri and Eiko of NGO group Fukushima Future who I have to thank for allowing me to join and document such a worthy cause. The Fukushima Future group is a small NGO which is funded by the [...]